Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Light That Has Lighted The World.9

"You do not light a candle and then conceal it beneath a vase, or place it under a bed; instead, you set it on a candlestick, so that you or your guests enter a house filled with light.

Do you not realize that you are called out to be lights in this world?

Your life is similar to a city built on a hill that cannot go unnoticed.

Let your light, therefore, shine brightly before all people, that they might see your good works and praise your Father, who is in heaven."
--Jesus

What qualities in a follower of Jesus give us the ability to 'light up a room' when we walk in?

Consider these:

  • Light: when there is nothing perverse, lewd or deceptive in our countenance or conversation
  • Hope: when we refuse to let circumstances dim our
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    commitment to being better
  • Courage: when we are fearless in facing the difficulties we encounter
  • Faith: when we trust the goodness we see in others because we see them through the eyes of the Lover of souls.
  • Love: when we are ever growing in our capacity to love and be loveable.
  • Positive Attitude: when others see darkness we see light. When gossip and complaint threaten the company we're in, we focus on right and true.
  • Gentleness: when harshness and brutality are the order of the day, we offer the other cheek.
  • Kindness: when to be like Jesus in offering a drink of water to a thirsty child is the only reward large enough to satisfy our own thirsty souls.
  • Peace: when turmoil crashes in we calmly turn our eyes to the One who has overcome.
  • Patience: with inner strength marked by endurance we stand when others fall. 
  • Forgiveness: when others hold to the bitterness of grievances, real and imagined, we love to the working of repentance.
  • Goodness: when we know the Beauty that comes from living our lives like the One from Whom all Good flows.
  • Excellence: when we know the Blessing that comes from doing all things well.
Don't you wish everyone followed Jesus? 

Surely to become a disciple of Jesus is the reason every person is born!